Applying for the Social Visa for your study program in Bali is a crucial part of your preparations. As visa regulations change regularly, please always double check with the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
Social Cultural Visa – Fast Facts
Applying for the Social Visa
The “Social Budaya Visa”/ cultural visa has to be applied for prior to your arrival in Bali. As the whole application process can take up to 4 weeks, we strongly recommend you to apply for your visa as soon as you have received your invitation letter from Udayana University. The visa application slightly differs from country to country and do change on a regular basis, so it is important to always double check with the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
Note: Some countries like Germany require a recommendation letter/ “Surat Recommendasi” to apply for the visa, which needs to be applied for at the Indonesian embassy before your actual visa application.
Extending your visa
Your visa expires 60 days after your arrival in Bali, unless you extend it before. Please start the extension procedure about 40 days before expiration.
How do I know when my visa expires?
Don’t confuse the actual visa expiry date with the date marked as “date of expiration” on the visa sticker. This date is the last date, you are allowed to enter Indonesia with this visa, but not the expiration date! Simply count 60 days from your date or entry to Indonesia (check the stamp!) and mark this day red in your calendar! Only 1 day overstay is fined with 300,000 IDR (equals 22 Euro/ 23 USD).